Day: February 13, 2014

The Pajama Men: Just the Two of Each of Us

A neighbor of mine asked me for weeks to invite him along to a live comedy show. When I brought him to see The Pajama Men on Tuesday night at SubCulture New York (45 Bleecker Street’s underground Off-Broadway theater), I tried to warn him that this wasn’t stand-up like the comedians he had told me he enjoys. Perhaps warn is the wrong word. Prep him, at least. It’s two guys doing sketch comedy in a theater. That’s the truth, but not the whole truth. Two guys, one musician. Still not quite doing them, or their new show, “Just the...

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Gabriel Iglesias will bring The Fluffy Movie to a cinema near you this summer 2014

The next stand-up comedian to hit the big-screen big time is Gabriel Iglesias. Open Road Films announced today it will distribute Gulfstream Pictures’ The Fluffy Movie — a stand-up comedy concert film starring Iglesias — in cinemas nationwide on July 11, 2014. Iglesias exclaimed on Twitter @fluffyguy: “ITS OFFICIAL, “THE FLUFFY MOVIE” COMES OUT JULY 11TH 🙂” He’ll film his upcoming shows Feb. 28 and March 1 at the SAP Center in San Jose, the arena where the NHL’s Sharks play. This follows what already had been a busy previous year for “Fluffy.” Iglesias most recently provided a voice...

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Erin Foley on The Arsenio Hall Show

Legalizing marijuana really has changed the attitudes of the people who smoke pot — not that Erin Foley is one of those people. She doesn’t even smoke, as she told the audience on Tuesday’s Arsenio. Would smoking help her navigate the perfume aisles of Macy’s, however? Fair question to ponder. Roll the...

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RIP Sid Caesar (1922-2014)

Sid Caesar, TV’s sketch comedy pioneer, died on Wednesday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Caesar began to make his mark at the dawn of our network television age, landing his own show in 1948 with the Admiral Broadway Revue. But it was Your Show of Shows, which starred Caesar alongside Imogene Coca and Carl Reiner — and boasted a writing staff that included young Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Tolkin, Aaron Ruben, Danny Simon, Sheldon Keller and Gary Belkin — that roared loudest on NBC from 1950 to 1954. Caesar...

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